Monday, 21 May 2012


Celebrating its 10th anniversary the The British Sports Book Awards will take place today at the Savoy Hotel in London.

The event will celebrate the very best in sports book publishing from the last year with two new awards (Golf and Motorsport) being added to the line up.

Veloce has two books shortlisted for the Motorsport category! Audi R8 (WSC Giants Series) by Ian Wagstaff and Driven by Desire - The Desiré Wilson story by Alan Wilson.

The history of the world’s most successful endurance racing car: the Audi R8. Featuring reports of all of its 80 races, plus profiles of the 35 drivers who raced the car between 2000 and 2006 – as well as the Audi R8R and R8C of 1999. With individual chassis details, results and observations from significant individuals involved with the R8, and iIllustrated in colour throughout with many previously unpublished photos, this book is a must for all endurance racing fans. More info.

The story of the driver rated by many as the best woman ever to race cars, and the most capable ever to have driven in Formula One. Her 50-year career began at the age of five in South Africa, moving to Holland and England and then the USA, before gaining renewed life at the famous Goodwood Revival historic race events. This fascinating story shows that a woman can, and did, fight her way to the top of motorsport.
More info.